First Lady Michelle Obama Releases Star-Studded Single To Benefit Peace Corps Let Girls Learn Fund

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This week at SXSW, Michelle Obama released “This Is For My Girls,” a star-studded single inspired by Let Girls Learn, the initiative launched by the President and First Lady that seeks to help the more than 62 million girls around the world who are not in school.

The song, which will serve as an anthem for Let Girls Learn, is written by Grammy Award winning songwriter Diane Warren, executive produced by MAKERS, and features vocal performances from Chloe x Halle, Jadagrace, Janelle Monae, Kelly Clarkson, Kelly Rowland, Lea Michele, Missy Elliott and Zendaya.

“Diane Warren and this collective of powerful, talented artists have truly taken action in support of Let Girls Learn,” Ms. Obama said in a press release. “I am thrilled that they’ve created this anthem for the 62 million girls around the world who are not in school.”

You can support the initiative by downloading the song on iTunes. All proceeds from U.S. iTunes purchases of the single will be donated to the Peace Corps Let Girls Learn Fund.

Here’s a snippet of the song with the full lyrics just below.

“This Is For My Girls” Lyrics

This is for my girls
All around the world
This is for my girls

There’s beauty in your soul
That’s what makes you beautiful
Don’t let nobody ever make you doubt it
Your heart is free and strong
That’s what keeps you keepin’ on
Can’t keep you down,
There ain’t no doubt about it
Don’t forget it’s all about respect
Nothing less will do
Remember it’s your life, 
Live it any way you like
Cuz you know you got the right to

This is for my girls
All around the world
Stand up, hold your head up
Don’t take no s**t from nobody

This is for my girls
Stand up and be heard
This is for my ladies, my sisters, all over
This is for my girls

You’re someone who can be
Soft as silk, but strong as steel
Don’t shy away from showing what you’re made of
This world is yours to take
You can bend, but you won’t break
You got no fear, ain’t nothin’ you’re afraid of
Don’t forget it’s all about respect
Nothing less will do
Push negativity aside
Let em see how bright you shine
Cuz you know that it’s your time to

This is for my girls
All around the world
Stand up, hold your head up
Don’t take no s**t from nobody

This is for my girls
Stand up and be heard
This is for my ladies, my sisters, all over

This is for my girls
Let life in with open arms
Let love in with an open heart
We got to remember
We’ll stand strong forever
If we stand together

This is for my girls
All around the world
Stand up, hold your head up
Don’t take no s**t from nobody

This is for my girls
Stand up and be heard
This is for my ladies, my sisters, all over
This is for my girls

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